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rekindling that relationship

This time last year I decided I was going to write a play and put it up at the Edinburgh festival. I had a vague idea of what I’d like it to be about, wrote a 4-line paragraph about it, sent it to a venue and got accepted. Yes, it was that easy. Up until […]

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The Very First play

True, it wasn’t the Very First One. The Very First One was in the South of France when I was 8 – and with a dozen of cousins we’d prepared a succession of acts, walking the adults from the swimming pool (choreographed jumps and dives!) to the living room (dancing-worm rendition by my 5-year-old little […]

Behind Our Skin

Being Part of Amnesty International Freedom Of Expression Awards

Last August my show, Behind Our Skin, was selected for the Amnesty International Freedom Of Expression Awards. It was my first time encountering this award, but I was fascinated by the great work they do in bringing forward plays with a political theme. Behind Our Skin is about 2 immigrant women living in the UK and […]

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From words to play – how to bring a play to life?

How do you turn words on a page into a vivid, mesmerizing piece of performance? What do you do when the play is so strange and complex that you do not know where to start? And how about when the play itself is not written…? When it is just the germ of an idea, not […]